What was the cause and effect of the Industrial Revolution?

Answer the Industrial Revolution

The question is a little broad to be answered singly here, but the cause of the Industrial Revolution was "progress", that is, making everyday life more convenient and the ever-increasing population more connected. The effect of the Industrial Revolution is still being felt today, but mostly taught the 'industrialized' world how NOT to be industrial (labor laws, OSHA, etc).

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Global population increase